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25 UC Faculty Celebrated For Excellence In And Out Of Classrooms


Annual awards from UC's offices of the Provost and Vice President for Research include professional development funds.

Date: 5/2/2017 12:00:00 AM
By: Elissa Yancey
Phone: (513) 307-5944
Photos By: UC Creative Services

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Every spring, leaders from colleges across the University of Cincinnati’s campuses honor exemplary faculty members with the prestigious “Award for Faculty Excellence.” 

This year, 25 honorees received the special recognition, along with $2,000 in faculty development funds to use to enhance their work at the University. Recipients were chosen not only because of exceptional and significant service or outstanding research, but also because of notable innovations and accomplishments. In addition, each recipient reflects the principles of UC’s “Just Community”—civility, honor, inclusion, integrity and the promotion of justice.

“Our faculty regularly make significant contributions in their departments and classrooms and in the greater world,” says Provost Peter Landgren. “With these annual awards, we proudly shine a light on our faculty's impressive accomplishments.”

Amit Raturi, Lindner College of Business
Amit Raturi, a management professor in the Lindner College of Business and Faculty Excellence Awardee, stands in front of the Back to Business class he helped found to support mid-career professionals back on the job market.

“Recognizing the excellence of our faculty is always inspiring,” says Pat Limbach, Vice President for Research, Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati. “These awards illustrate the depth and breadth of the talent at the University, which deserves our appreciation and support all year long.”

The 2017 Faculty Excellence Award winners are:

College of Arts & Sciences
Chris Bachelder, English and Comparative Literature
Brian Kinkle, Biological Sciences

Lindner College of Business
Joshua Clarkson, Marketing
Amit Raturi, Operations Management

College of Allied Health Sciences
Xan Boone, Social Work
Sarah Couch, Nutritional Sciences

College-Conservatory of Music
Amy Beegle, Music Education
Randy Gardner, Winds and Percussion

College of Engineering and Applied Science
Mandy Albrecht, Construction Management
Dion Dionysiou, Environmental Engineering

College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services
Christina Campbell, Criminal Justice

UC Clermont
Bruce Davis, Legal Studies
Meera Rastogi, Psychology

College of Design, Art, Architecture, & Planning
Joe Girandola, Fine Arts
Craig Vogel, Associate Dean, School of Design

Cincinnati Law
Betsy Lenhart, Associate Professor of Practice
Brad Mank, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Libraries
Tiffany Grant, Health Sciences Library

College of Medicine
Jerry Lingrel, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry & Microbiology

College of Nursing
Diana McIntosh
Elaine Miller

Winkle College of Pharmacy
Bethanne Brown
Kevin Li

UC Blue Ash
Janice Denton, Chemistry
Jennifer Wells, Veterinary Technology